Other mistake: When Heffron is taking his throw at darts, he states that he needs a "double seven". When he takes the throw, the dart goes into the treble eight (an earlier close-up confirms that the board has the standard Gamlin configuration), yet, from the reaction he gets, he's made the throw he was going for. (00:04:40)Tailkinker
Other mistake: During the scene when the soldier who shot Sergeant Grant on the head was captured, Captain Speirs with a drawn M1911 pistol (hammer not cocked) is seen entering the building. In the interrogation room, it appeared that Capt. Speirs pulled back the slide of his pistol (this is after hitting the face of the captured soldier with his pistol). Speirs then aimed to shoot the captured soldier's head. Sergeant Perconte slowly stepped back (fearing he might be in the line of fire). Clearly it can be seen that the hammer is still not cocked. Then a sound of what appears to be a clicking (or unclicking) of the pistol's safety by Speirs.boyetdelrosario
Factual error: In this episode we see Blithe get shot in the neck and are told that he died in 1948. In reality he was shot in the shoulder and survived. He later served in Korea and was promoted to master sergeant as well as receiving the paratrooper of the year award. Blithe died in 1967 while on active duty in Germany.
Cpt. Nixon: Sobel's a genius. I had a headmaster in prep school who was just like him. I know the type.
Richard Winters: Lew, Michaelangelo's a genius. Beethoven's a genius.
Cpt. Nixon: You know a man in this company who wouldn't double-time Currahee with a full pack, just to piss in that man's morning coffee?
Trivia: In the scene where the Red Devils toast the 101st Airborne, when the camera shows the assembled soldiers you'll see Tom Hanks as one of the Red Devils in a beret at the back left (5 or 6 men in) with his right hand on his hip. His head moves forwards to become obscured behind another soldier. (00:30:30)
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.